Lily Eskelsen Garcia, NEA president

Come With Me. There’s a revolution to organize

I’ve been doing this blog for some time, but never as president of the National Education Association. There are many “firsts” in this new title: · First woman president of the NEA in 25 years. · First Latina president of the NEA. · First president of an All-Woman/All People of Color executive team

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Welcome to Lily’s (new and improved) Blackboard

If you have been following Lily’s Blackboard for the past few years, you will be happy to see all the new features. If this is your first time here, Welcome!!! Here are some of the exciting new features you will find on the new site: First and most obvious, we have a new design and More…

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First Latina elected head of the nation’s largest teachers’ union

Lily Eskelsen García began her career in education working at a school cafeteria, and now she is gearing up to become the head the nation’s largest teachers’ union. She was elected president of the National Education Association over the weekend at the union’s annual convention in Denver, becoming the first Latina to hold the position. The union represents more More…

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High Stakes Testing is Toxic

Check out this article after Lily’s conversation with ethnic media in Los Angeles: At a briefing for ethnic media in Los Angeles, Lily Eskelsen García acknowledged the challenges ahead of her. “What we’re up against,” she said, “are people who use good words like reform, and accountability, and progress.” But their real meaning will be More…

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On a Mission to Galvanize Teachers and Parents

Lily Eskelsen García has a history that reads like a made-for-TV movie: She began her education career making salads in a school cafeteria and was nudged toward college by a kindergarten teacher who liked the way the 18-year-old related to young children. She paid her college bills with folk-singing gigs, graduated magna cum laude and More…

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Teachers Paying Out Of Pocket For School Supplies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Imagine if you had to spend hundreds of dollars of your own money just to get your job done. Lily Eskelsen García, President Elect of the National Education Association, said that’s how much the average teacher had to spend on school supplies for their students in past years. Check out the More…

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Back to School with the Amazing Educators in California

The National Education Association is ready to welcome all our students back to school. Lily had a full first day “back to school” in California with educators in Los Angeles. Check out the social media we produced: [View the story "Time to Raise Your Hand: Back to School in California" on Storify]